that is getting more and more attention, about the fact that they are very effective. i know the va uses some peer support services, and what is your experience in terms of why is the value of peer support services so important? the most important part in there is because, being a veteran, you can understand another veteran, because you've been there, you're going through these things as well: the operations, deployment tempos, and that sort of thing, the operational picture of everything. you've been there, done that, so to speak, as we always know. so by providing myself and making myself available to veteran organizations, anybody that deals with veterans -either active or reserve or haven't, you know, under the va system- then that helps out. it just supplements the help that they are already getting, you know, through treatment and so forth, to go ahead and relate, to bring that component of compassion and understanding, let them know that there's something we can do, there's hope.